Façade & Incentive Grants
Facade Improvement & Code Correction Matching Grant Program
The purpose of the Facade Improvement and Code Correction Matching Grant Program is designed to improve the visual appearance of structures within the Plant City Redevelopment Area (CRA). The program provides funding for property owners and building occupants to repair and rehabilitate buildings located within the CRA.
Assistance is provided through matching grants for the purpose of rehabilitating or restoring the principle facade or to make eligible repairs to correct any code deficiencies within existing buildings used for commercial or industrial activities. The facade means the exterior face of a building, that which is readily visible to the public and is often seen within the context of other buildings facing a street or other public right-of-way.
This program is funded solely with allocations from the Federal Government under the Community Development Block Grant Program, of which Hillsborough County is the recipient and the City of Plant City is a sub recipient, and private donations provided explicitly for this program.
CRA Incentive Grant Programs
In an effort to further re-investment into the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Plant City developed a comprehensive program of financial incentives. The variety of incentives are designed to address multiple goals within the CRA plan. Current funding for the incentives will be provided primarily through the CRA TIFF Trust Funds.
Programs are designed for the purpose of stimulating re-investment through historic restoration and rehabilitation, designs for non-contributing structures which make them more compatible with the historic district, repairs which extend the life of the structure, and providing homeowner opportunities.
The program is a first come, first served grant program, with some grants requiring matching contributions. All grants are provided on a reimbursement basis. Assistance will not be provided for the same building or business within any two-year period.